This is Internet Archive Avant Garde Project installment agp59 "Morton Subotnick II."
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AGP59 features three of Morton Subotnick's works for instruments and ghost electronics, supplementing those included in AGP6. The "ghost" electronics make no sound on their own, but alter the amplitude, frequency, and location of any sounds produced as the electronic score is playing. In his works for this technology, Subotnick explored the effects of these manipulations on a variety of instrumental combinations, from single instruments to chamber ensembles. The rather simple electronic manipulations in the "ghost" electronics nevertheless produce an interesting range of timbres, depending on the tone color of the instruments being manipulated. For more information, see the liner notes included with AGP6.
This installment comprises three works of the fourteen that Subotnick composed for instruments and ghost electronics. Passages of the Beast has Ramon Kireilis on clarinet. Parallel Lines has Laurence Trott on piccolo with members of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Buffalo Creative Associates, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. The Wild Beasts has Miles Anderson on trombone and Virko Baley on piano.
The installment includes a text files with the liner notes from the three LPs from which the Subotnick works were transcribed. All three LPs are in excellent condition, with little pressing noise. To download AGP59 files, right-click on each of the following links and select SAVE LINK AS.